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WALLINGTON BRIDGE. English, Schottische (?). England, Northumberland. B Flat Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AABB. Composed by musician, teacher, composer, dancing master and fiddler Robert Whinham (1814-1893), originally from Morpeth. Wallington Hall is one of the ‘Great Houses’ of Northumberland, now maintained by the National Trust. Dixon informs that the building had associations with Sir John Fenwick (see “Sir John Fenwick’s the Flower Among Them All”), and afterward, the Trevelyan Family. Wallington Bridge is an elegant Georgian structure spanning the River Wansbeck on the approach to the Hall and was built by James Paine in 1760. The melody was printed in 1882 in John Stoke’s weekly column in the Newcastle Courant.

Source for notated version: C. “Kit” Liddell’s 19th century manuscript [Dixon].

Printed sources: Dixon (Remember Me), 1995; p. 39.

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